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I have all my parts figured out, what do I need now?

iiVe

8 months ago

My part list is complete and I know everything is in place for a solid build, but what more do I need to build it? What other materials and tools should I have to build my PC? Things like screws and other stuff you might not be told about before you have all your parts and realize you forgot to get a 0.539847mm thingymajig with gold encrusted threading.

my parts (for reference)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $354.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z270 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $150.00
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $249.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $25.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case $199.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $18.85 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1795.67
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1775.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-26 21:11 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

The CPU is two gens old. Although cannonlake prices are still high so you may just want to stick to 8th gen unless you want to drop a extra ~$50 on the CPU

The cooler is out done by the Thermalright Macho's and the Scythe Mugen 5, both cost about the same price as the H5.

You will need a new motherboard.

Don't spend $40 on a PSU for a ~$1800 build.

For a goal of 144FPS I would get a Vega 56 instead since the monitor is freesync. For $20 more it is for sure worth it.

What is this build for? If its just gaming you don't need 32GB of RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $369.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $249.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $40.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $25.00
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB Red Dragon Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case $199.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.01 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $18.85 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1885.58
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1850.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-26 22:06 EDT-0400

The parts will come with everything you need to build the PC.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't need any more power than the 7700K will grant me, and I can upgrade the CPU later. The PC is for gaming but also editing, 3D design and graphics, photoshop editing (heavy photoshop editing), and using google chrome. And my budget is being pushed as far as it can go for now. What's a solid PSU if I should be spending more than $40 but less than $100? I just changed the motherboard to the STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 since it's only a bit more expensive and you're right I did need a new one.

Thanks for the input, of course.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't need any more power than the 7700K will grant me, and I can upgrade the CPU later.

There is zero point in getting it even if you don't need more power and more power will be useful for your needs. Why pay the same amount for a worse product? No you can't. You would have to replace the motherboard in order to upgrade the CPU since that board only supports 6th and 7th CPU's, not 8th and 9th.

What's a solid PSU if I should be spending more than $40 but less than $100?

The Seasonic Focus above.

I just changed the motherboard to the STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 since it's only a bit more expensive and you're right I did need a new one.

You needed a new board due the 8700K not compatible, not just becasue.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I looked up the price of an 8700K and I'm switching to that. Will the STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming) work?

Thanks for all the help

Answer: no it won't, I changed to ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's new list PCPartPicker part list

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $249.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $50.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $25.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M ATX Mid Tower Case $199.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1897.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1877.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-27 11:25 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

cannonlake

Coffeelake refresh

Cannonlake is currently at late 2019-2020

Also yeah all you need is a screw driver

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

Don't PCPP and drink.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

oof

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your 3D Modeling software you use really demand 16+GB of RAM?

Photoshop also isn’t exactly a demanding piece of software.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it does. I do pretty complex stuff so having more RAM to dedicate to 3D AND have the ability to do other stuff in photoshop while I render will be a huge help.

Like, sure I don't "need" 32GB but since I have the extra bit of cash I think it's a good investment.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Photoshop is capable of using a LOT of RAM.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, all screws and cables should come included with your components. All you really need are tools:

Required tools

  • Phillips Head Screwdrivers (multiple sizes preferable)
  • A firm nonstatic surface
  • Some patience and dexterity

Optional tools

  • Anti-static strap
  • Flashlight (for getting a better look at whatever's in your case)
  • Another device to Google up problems
  • Zip-ties (most cases come with some)
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

(I'm new to building so i'm not sure if this is the only way but) You might need to get a flash drive to install Windows or your Operating System to your disk. I nearly forgot to do this when I ordered my parts and was able to get a USB 16GB flash drive (You only need 8GB if I remember correctly) from Walmart and was able to download the Windows Creation Tool on a separate computer and get it ready to install Windows 10 Pro.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

(I'm new to building so i'm not sure if this is the only way but) You might need to get a flash drive to install Windows or your Operating System to your disk. I nearly forgot to do this when I ordered my parts and was able to get a USB 16GB flash drive (You only need 8GB if I remember correctly) from Walmart and was able to download the Windows Creation Tool on a separate computer and get it ready to install Windows 10 Pro.

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